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Criminal Justice Librarian, Librarian of Practice III or II

Criminal Justice Librarian, Librarian of Practice III or II

Rutgers University Libraries Job Location: New Jersey Date Created: 05-19-2021


TITLE: Criminal Justice Librarian, Librarian of Practice III or II

Rutgers University Libraries


The Rutgers University Libraries seeks a proactive, collaborative, and user-centered librarian for this non-tenure track position based in the John Cotton Dana Library. The position will report to the Associate University Librarian – Newark and will work closely with the School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) Dean and the School’s Library Committee and its diverse community of faculty, students, and staff. The Criminal Justice Librarian will place a particular emphasis on reference, instruction and collection development activities that will contribute to the academic success of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in SCJ programs. This position will oversee the Gottfredson Library collection, widely regarded as one of the leading collections of criminal justice materials in the world. As a member of the Rutgers University Libraries faculty, the selected candidate will provide general reference and instruction services to the broader University community.

The position responsibilities include the following:

  • Serve as the subject liaison for the SCJ, providing library instruction, research assistance and in-depth consultations for criminal justice-related research.
  • Provide a full range of reference services to the University community and participate in the information literacy activities of Dana Library delivering information literacy instruction to ENG 101 & 102 classes.
  • Oversee the acquisition, retention, and maintenance of the Gottfredson Library resources in multiple formats, including monographs and a highly specialized grey literature database.
  • Engage with the SCJ administration, faculty, students and the larger community through educational and outreach activities to promote programs and services such as the Gottfredson Library Fellows visiting scholar program.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction and initiatives of the SCJ, Rutgers University – Newark and the Rutgers University Libraries system.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

This non-tenure track position is a member of the Dana Library Faculty, a team of librarians dedicated to providing first-rate public services to a diverse community of users within the University community and beyond. As part of the Dana faculty, the selected candidate will provide instruction, and information services via multiple modalities. This position may require working evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will be driven, ambitious, and dedicated to continuous professional development.


A Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution. The successful candidate should exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills; the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff; the ability to build fruitful relationships and partnerships; and, be knowledgeable in the subject matter. An academic background in criminal justice or experience as a Criminal Justice liaison is preferred. A demonstrated determination to fostering diversity as an organizational priority is required. Candidates who have had successful experience in the design and delivery of engaging learning activities and services for diverse populations will be given preference. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. SALARY/STATUS: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Faculty status, twelve-month appointment, retirement plan, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, 22 vacation days annually.


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. With more than half of the incoming student class self-identifying as non-Caucasian, Rutgers is committed to advancing, promoting, and advocating for inclusiveness, diversity, and equity. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance—the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions. Rutgers University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM disciplines.

Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in undergraduate support, information control, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $34 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries’ holdings include more than 4.8 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, VALEnj, SPARC, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI); use Alma and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository. The John Cotton Dana Library, named after former Newark Public Library director, John Cotton Dana, opened in 1966 and is the main library at Rutgers University–Newark, supporting all of the institution’s undergraduate and graduate programs with the exception of the School of Law. Dana Library houses Rutgers University Libraries’ research collections in business, nursing and neuroscience and contains over 600,000 volumes, 600,000 pieces of microform, and 15,000 audiovisual items. The library has been a federal depository since its opening and currently selects and acquires approximately 50% of the publications issued by the United States Government Printing Office. It features public art displays and is home to the Institute of Jazz Studies, the world’s foremost jazz archives and research facility. For more information, visit libraries.rutgers.edu/dana.



All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.

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